By Bongani Hlatshwayo
The outcome of the results of the election of the new office bearers was expected, although there was a bit of hesitancy with the strong fight exerted by Dr Zweli Mkhize for the presidency – he lost by a 500 plus margin.
The unfortunate part for Mpumalanga Province is that it doesn’t have any representation in the Top Seven. This is after former Deputy President, David Mabuza declined nomination for the position. Another local lad, Ronald Lamola, also failed to make the cut for the position that was clinched by Paul Mashatile.
Mpumalanga also didn’t have a contender for the National Chairperson, won by Gwede Mantashe. Also, no contender for the Secretary-General position won by Fikile Mbalula. First and second Deputy Secretary General won by Nomvula Mokonyane and Maropene Ramokgopa. Lastly, the province had no contender for the Treasurer-General won by Gwen Ramokgopa.
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In essence, much as the delegates brought nothing back home, they stuck with the Cyril Ramaphosa slate, which was pronounced by the current Provincial Executive Committee led by Chairperson Mandla Ndlovu and Provincial Secretary Muzi Chirwa.